BAS Conference 2021

BAS International Biennial Conference 2021

Registration is open
Call for Virtual Table Discussion


8, 9, 10, September 2021
Virtual conference, hosted by Newcastle University, UK

Keynote speakers
Deborah Hersh, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
David Howard, Newcastle University, UK
Beth Jefferies, York University, UK
Brenda Rapp, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

We are excited to see the range of high quality abstracts that have been submitted and look forward to drawing together an exciting programme. 

You can register for the event on the BAS International Biennial Conference Website.

Please note that you have to be a member of BAS to attend the conference. 

Call for Table Discussion proposals

We are keen to ensure that the BAS conference has rich discussion opportunities and know how keen colleagues are to have in depth discussion of relevant topics related to aphasia. With this aim, we invite proposals to ‘host’ these discussions.  The aim would be to lead and facilitate a discussion around a topic relevant to research and/or practice, with all participants encouraged to engage in the discussion. These would be for an hour, with a short presentation/scene setting (10-15 minutes) and the remainder of the session-facilitated discussion. 
If you would be interested in leading and facilitating a virtual table discussion, please send a proposal in the form of an abstract to by Monday July 12th.

You should structure your abstract providing:

* a title (the overall focus) 
* an introduction (why the topic/focus is of interest) 
* aims, including what participants will gain from involvement 
* relevant background/planned content 
* discussion foci/questions 

Abstracts should be up to 600 words 
If you have an idea that you would like to discuss before proceeding to abstract, do get in touch to discuss.  


Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts are now closed. 

Julie Morris, Janet Webster, Christos Salis, Frauke Buerk (Conference Organising Committee)
Please note that all attendees (including presenters) should be members of the British Aphasiology Society. For information about the Society and how to register with BAS, please visit the BAS Website.

For further information about the conference, visit


Do you need funding to attend conferences or other events?

We know many events planned for 2021 are likely to be virtual/online, but you can still consider applying for funding, for example to cover the registration fee. Click HERE for further information about applying for funding and for the conference support fund application form.